The EU Council of Ministers has thrashed out a proposal for harmonising the 800MHz band for telephony services across Europe, potentially allowing for 4G roaming in 2013. The deal has been agreed between ministers and the MEPs making up the Industry Research and Energy Committee; it now needs to be voted through by the full …
No 2.6GHz roaming in Ireland
UPC uses it for wireless Cable, AKA MMDS.
So small improvements
So Cities will get a small improvement using 2.6GHz LTE instead of 2.1GHZ HSPA+, most noticeable on very busy cells, where speed is least like broadband.
And in the sticks you'll get slow LTE on 800MHz (due to fact entire band only has 7 x 5MHz channels for LTE or 3 x 20MHz and one 5MHz channel, total for all operators and the distances) replacing GSM EDGE. They won't increase the basestation density. Not economic. So not "Wireless Broadband".
Just 50% to 200% better depending on location and cell load.
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